Canada's Immigration Minister: “Today, I am pleased to announce that Express Entry draws have officially resumed and applications will be processed at our 6 month processing standard. I look forward to welcoming skilled workers who will are essential in addressing Canada’s labour shortages.”
High job vacancies coupled with low unemployment make for a tight labour market in Canada.
This week’s minimum score range is between 60 and 123, depending on the provincial immigration stream.
The backlog has grown by nearly 260,000 persons over the past month.
The Federal Skilled Trades Program was introduced in 2013 to address the shortage of skilled trades workers in Canada.
In addition, the Immigration Minister may designate international medical insurance companies to provide coverage to Super Visa applicants in the future.
Canadian provinces regularly nominate candidates under their Provincial Nominee Programs in order to give them the opportunity to become Canadian permanent residents.
A Statistics Canada report reveals job vacancies are reaching all-time highs in Canada.
Since its launch in 1967, the FSWP has been a leading immigration pathway for skilled workers.